photo of murat tanikDepartment OverviewWelcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UAB! Over the past 35 years, our department has produced highly-trained electrical engineers who are now working in a wide variety of roles in high-tech industry, research, and education roles. We hope the information on this site will provide an overview of what ECE has to offer its students, graduates, and the UAB research community.

Murat Tanik
Wallace R. Bunn Endowed Professor and Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Students Demonstrate Functioning Artificial Hand, Built on a Budget

artificial hand2016

In this video, ECE students Lin Yi and Abdul Mohammed explain how they designed and built an artificial hand for the class "Applications of Embedded Processors," taught by Abi Yildirim, Ph.D. In this team project, students were tasked with designing and developing a hand using common "off-the-shelf" materials. For programming and driving the electronics, they used the Arduino (clone) board, which is available for less than $10. Mohammed and Lin, both part of the INTO UAB Program, used only $65 from their $100 budget to complete the project.

Yildirim Honored with President's Diversity Award

ece diversitySOE Director of Outreach and ECE Assistant Professor Abidin Yildirim, Ph.D., and biomedical engineering undergraduate student Sarah Owens were each recognized for their years of efforts within the local community.



Engineering Outreach Effort Receives Community Impact Grant

bpl logo2Teens Engineer Birmingham, a UAB School of Engineering outreach effort through the Birmingham Public Library, was selected as the recipient for the 2015 Community Impact Grant from the UAB Benevolent Fund. The program will receive a $50,000 grant from the Benevolent Fund, which will be used to expand a partnership with the BPL to provide STEM-based robotics programming at three BPL branches within walking distance of Phillips Academy, Woodlawn and Ramsay high schools.
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